MSI Z270 GAMING M6 AC (MS-7A78)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 31%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (63rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 37 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 75.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics27.5% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A78
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M6 AC (MS-7A78)  (all builds)
Memory4.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171120
Uptime5.3 Days
Run DateDec 05 '19 at 08:18
Run Duration106 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i3-7350K-$183
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
75.2% Very good
1-Core 138
2-Core 233
90% 186 Pts
4-Core 357
8-Core 342
48% 349 Pts
64-Core 358
24% 358 Pts
Poor: 50%
This bench: 75.2%
Great: 78%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 270X-$199
CLim: 1100 MHz, MLim: 1400 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 19.9.2
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
27.5% Poor
Lighting 105
Reflection 79.9
Parallax 152
28% 112 fps
MRender 63.7
Gravity 103
Splatting 91
28% 86 fps
Poor: 25%
This bench: 27.5%
Great: 29%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate FireCuda SSHD 1TB (2016)-$70
98GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC41
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 86 55 80 85 84 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
44.9% Average
Read 77
Write 132
Mixed 28.2
SusWrite 77.8
57% 78.7 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 2.1
384% 2.87 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 44.9%
Great: 112%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3000 C15 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
98.4% Outstanding
MC Read 35.7
MC Write 38.8
MC Mixed 29.1
99% 34.5 GB/s
SC Read 22.2
SC Write 38.1
SC Mixed 30.1
86% 30.1 GB/s
Latency 48.2
83% 48.2 ns
Poor: 49%
This bench: 98.4%
Great: 108%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z270 GAMING M6 AC (MS-7A78) Builds (Compare 970 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 100%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 108%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M6 AC (MS-7A78)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Above average Total price: $1,082
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